A seventh man has been charged with the murder of two friends found stabbed in a car.

Omar Hassan, 21, from east London, was charged yesterday with killing Aarone Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, in Montague Road, Leytonstone, on March 1.

Mr Hassan will appear at Redbridge Magistrates' Court today.

He was re-arrested yesterday having originally been arrested on March 11 and bailed.

The six men, all from from east London, already charged with the murders are Mohamed Tiet, 18, Devonte Campbell, 19, Casey Jones, 18, Wail-Suleiman Alawi, 23 and un-named 16-year-old and 17-year-old.

All are remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on July 1 for a plea and case management hearing.